Personal Finance

Individual investors may want to add one more resolution to their lists for 2019: Watch their backs. More than a decade after the financial crisis, individual investors are still viewed as the best guardians of their own personal financial security. The aftermath of the crisis prompted new efforts to boost protections for individuals, with many
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Nearly two weeks into a partial government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed or working without pay. That’s longer than most can get by without income, considering that over three-quarters of all full-time workers are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a report from CareerBuilder. From personal loans to credit card advances,
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Two major mortgage lenders are rolling out assistance programs to help customers who have been affected by the government shutdown. Congress and President Donald Trump have been at a stand-off over funding for a border wall. In all, about 800,000 federal employees are expected to be furloughed or working without pay. Affected workers are already
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When Kevin Zraly first started studying wines almost 50 years ago, it wasn’t the most popular alcoholic beverage in the U.S. “People looked at me like I was nuts studying wines,” Zraly said. “All my friends were drinking beer.” At 21, Zraly hitchhiked to California to get exposure to the wines there. And after graduating
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